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Yes, Chef

Amuse Bouche | Book Two
Dreamspun Desires | #79

Amuse Bouche: Book Two

A savory slice of first love.

Simon’s dad died when he was young, leaving Simon to take the reins of the family restaurant business—and the responsibility for his mother and brothers. His commitment to his duty left Simon time for little else, least of all romance.

Argentinian celebrity chef Luke Ferreya has wanted Simon since their culinary-school days, but for Simon, family always came first. Now Luke’s back in Simon’s life—briefly before he returns to South America—and he’s determined to give Simon a sample of everything he’s missed out on.

Simon’s brothers are grown, and his mother is doing fine on her own, and Luke is offering a second chance for a future full of the pleasures of fine food, wine, and especially love. Without his obligations to hide behind, can Simon finally allow himself to say “Yes, Chef”?

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Dirty Laundry

Tucker Springs

A Tucker Springs Novel

Sometimes you have to get dirty to come clean.

When muscle-bound Denver Rogers effortlessly dispatches the frat boys harassing grad student Adam Ellery at the Tucker Springs laundromat, Adam’s thank-you turns into impromptu sex over the laundry table. The problem comes when they exchange numbers. What if Adam wants to meet again and discovers Denver is a high-school dropout with a learning disability who works as a bouncer at a local gay bar? Or what if Denver calls Adam only to learn while he might be brilliant in the lab, outside of it he has crippling social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Either way, neither of them can shake the memory of their laundromat encounter. Despite their fears of what the other might think, they can only remember how good the other one feels. The more they get together, the kinkier things become. They’re both a little bent, but in just the right ways. 

Maybe the secret to staying together isn’t to keep things clean and proper. Maybe it’s best to keep their laundry just a little bit dirty. 

 

Second Edition

First Edition published by Riptide Publishing, January 2013.

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His Kindred Spirit

States of Love | North Carolina

Dane has built his life around not relying on anyone but himself. When he travels from New York City to North Carolina at the request of his estranged, incarcerated father, he learns truths he’d rather not know… along with inheriting a share in his grandfather’s inn. But the place comes with complications, including a man he will have to walk away from—but can’t help falling for.

Brook has only known romance through notes left in a mailbox at the end of the beach. When he’s tasked with showing his boss’s gorgeous nephew what makes Sunset Beach and Bird Island special, he’s compelled to take Dane to his favorite place.

Dane never wanted the inn, but when it’s threatened, he steps up to defend it… and keep the man he’s coming to love by his side and in his life. But first they’ll have to clean up Dane’s uncle’s mess.

 

States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

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When Jamie Roma and Derek Lee find their blossoming love affair interrupted by dual invitations to a house party from a mysterious unnamed host, they think, Sounds like fun. The next thing they know they are caught up in a game of cat and mouse that quickly starts racking up a lot of dead mice. Yikes, they think. Not so fun. 

Trapped inside a spooky old house in the middle of nowhere, with the body count rising among their fellow guests, they begin to wonder if they’ll escape with their lives. As a cataclysmic storm swoops in to batter the survivors, the horror mounts. 

Oddly enough, even in the midst of murder and mayhem, Jamie and Derek’s love continues to thrive. 

While the guest list thins, so does the list of suspects. Soon it’s only them and the killer. 

And then the battle really begins.

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Better Be Sure

Harrison Campus

A Harrison Campus Story

When the stakes are this high, you better be sure you can win.

Jackson Murphy lost his parents to a boating accident, but they’re never far from his thoughts. He attends the same university as his parents, joined the same fraternity as his dad, and even lives in his father’s old room, along with his adopted brother, Marcus. Life brightens when he meets the man of his dreams.

Edward Knowles trades full-time college for working during the day and community college at night when his father’s factory closes. He intends to stay deep in the closet to keep his job in heating and cooling. But Jack pushes all his buttons.

Jack’s college rival challenges him to bring a date to the upcoming dance. He goads Jack into accepting even though failure means he and Marcus will lose their room and Jack must leave the fraternity.

Jack is falling hard for Ed, but Ed will never agree to go the dance. Ed—not knowing the stakes of the wager—has also made it clear that Jack taking another man will end their romance.

With pressure from friends and enemies alike, will Jack hold on to his legacy… or his heart?

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Chasser les corbeaux

Un hiver de loup

Suite de Une chienne de vie

Un hiver de loup, numéro hors série

Lorsque l’hiver s’abattra, les Loups franchiront le mur et dévoreront les petits garçons dans leur lit.

Le Dr Nicholas Blake a beau avoir peur du noir, il sait que les histoires de monstres racontées par sa grand-mère pour le tourmenter durant son enfance ne sont pas réelles. 

Ou du moins, il le pensait… avant de voir la mer geler, le pays être paralysé par la neige, et de trouver un homme à l’agonie, se vidant de son sang sous le regard d’une étrange femme morte. À présent, ses cauchemars empiètent sur sa vie et seul son patient imprévu semble connaître le fin mot de l’histoire. 

Pour Gregor, la situation est simple : ces traîtres de prophètes l’ont mutilé et lui ont volé son frère, Jack, et il compte bien les faire payer. Sans son loup, la tâche s’avérera difficile, mais jamais il ne laisserait quelqu’un d’autre tuer son jumeau à sa place, même s’il doit quémander de l’aide auprès de son médecin très attirant, mais trop humain.

Cependant, peut-être les prophètes visent-ils un but pire que la mort, et peut-être Nick s’avère-t-il moins humain qu’il le pense ? À mesure que les cadavres s’entassent et que les vieilles histoires se réalisent, les deux hommes doivent se serrer les coudes pour sauver Jack et empêcher les prophètes de réveiller une chose plus terrible encore que l’hiver de loup.

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Modern Gladiator

Modern Gladiator | Book One

Modern Gladiator: Book One

A prim and proper aspiring doctor and a destitute martial artist—both with hurts to comfort. Each with just the cure the other needs.

Corbin Friel hates mindless sports, especially fighting and boxing. As a medical student, he wants to help others, not watch them beat each other senseless. But his sister, Lala, can’t get enough of rough-and-tumble sporting events, and she drags her brother along whenever she can.

Keon Lynch doesn’t have much going for him. He’s broke, he lives alone in a new state, and he’s estranged from his family. But at least he has his dream—becoming a professional UFC fighter. Keon trains every day, and if he can just score a few more wins, he’ll get his ticket into the ranks of professional competitors.

But an unexplained pain jeopardizes Keon’s dream. During a backstage meet-and-greet, Corbin recognizes the telltale signs of a bone infection, which could cost Keon his leg. Unable to ignore Keon’s situation, Corbin begrudgingly decides to help. And while he gets to know Keon, finding him more desirable with each interaction, Corbin’s ex-boyfriend isn’t pleased with the development….

And he’s determined to keep Corbin for himself, no matter what.

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Piccolo segreto nerd

Coconut Cove (Italiano)

Una storia di Coconut Cove

Un incontro tra vecchi compagni di liceo porterà all’amore… o al rimpianto?

Blair Fletcher, un ragazzo qualunque di Key West, diventa all’improvviso una star. Il giorno prima sta servendo ai tavoli e quello successivo si ritrova in un mondo completamente diverso: è un attore nel nuovo teen drama gay Coconut Cove. Recitare la parte dell’ape regina Ryder gli fa guadagnare in fretta amici e nemici, ma è il carpentiere del set a possedere il suo cuore fin da quando erano ragazzini.

Blair ha sempre pensato che il dio dorato Sander Christiansen fosse del tutto irraggiungibile… ed etero. Ora che Sander è tornato nella loro città natale, sembra che le conclusioni di Blair fossero sbagliate. Man mano che le cose sul set e in camera da letto si scaldano, Blair si rende conto di non essere più il ragazzino timido che non si è mai allontanato da casa e che forse per lui è arrivato il momento di avere la vita e l’amore che ha sempre desiderato.

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Detective Patrick Flaherty macht sich keine Illusionen über den russischen Gangster Alexej Boczar, aber das ändert nichts an seiner Faszination für den Leibwächter einer der rücksichtslosesten Familien in Chicagos wachsender osteuropäischer Kriminalität. Von dem Moment an, als sich Patricks und Alexejs Blicke über der Leiche eines ermordeten russischen Gangsters begegnen, ist Alexej ein Dorn in seinem Fleisch, der sich weigert, mit der Polizei zu kooperieren und der jede Frage Patricks mit einer Gegenfrage beantwortet. Alexejs harte Fassade verstärkt nur Patricks beruflichen Ehrgeiz, die Informationen zu bekommen, von denen er sicher ist, dass der Gangster sie verbirgt. Privat will Patrick nichts anderes, als Alexejs harten Körper in die Finger zu bekommen.

Die Tätowierungen auf Alexejs Haut erzählen die Geschichte seiner kriminellen Vergangenheit, aber je mehr Patrick über Alexej erfährt, desto mehr will er wissen – bis er sich in einer Beziehung wiederfindet, der er kaum gewachsen ist und die ihn seinen Job und Alexej sogar das Leben kosten könnte. Alexej seinerseits ist fasziniert von Patricks Bereitschaft, über seine Vergangenheit und selbst seine gegenwärtigen Verbindungen hinwegzusehen. Aber er hat Geheimnisse, die für immer einen Keil zwischen sie treiben könnten.

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Personal Best 3

Personal Best | Book Three

Personal Best: Book Three

Swimmer Mike Gauliet is on his way to an Olympic berth, sitting on the edge of fulfilling his potential and achieving the dreams his coach and lover, Jessy Turner, has for both of them.

All Mike wants to think about is swimming his laps faster than anyone else. Too bad things aren’t going exactly according to plan. Mike’s getting threats, and he’s afraid to tell Jessy and determined to handle things alone.

When the threats escalate to the point where Mike can’t hide them, though, Jessy takes over, moving Mike to a new training location, promising to keep him safe. Mike and Jessy try to go on with business as usual, but someone has such hatred for Mike that it seeps into their everyday life, straining their relationship, making Mike wonder if he even wants to swim anymore. Danger lurks around every corner, in and out of the pool, and while Mike and Jessy work with the police to discover the culprit, one attack leaves their life in shambles. Can Mike and Jessy find their attacker and get Mike back on track to a championship?

 

Second Edition

First Edition published by Torquere Press, February 2008.

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Milt Grabaur has left his life, home, and teaching career in Ohio to start anew. The Summer Winds trailer park in Palm Springs, butted up against the San Jacinto mountain range, seems the perfect place to forget the pain of nursing his beloved husband through Alzheimer's and seeing him off on his final passage.

Billy Blue is a sexy California surfer type who once dreamed of being a singer but now works at Trader Joe’s and lives in his own trailer at Summer Winds. He’s focused on recovery from the alcoholism that put his dreams on hold.

When his new neighbor moves in, Billy falls for the gray-eyed man. His sadness and loneliness awaken something Billy’s never felt before—real love.

When a summer storm and flash flood jeopardize Milt's home, Billy comes to the rescue, hoping the two men might get better acquainted… and maybe begin a new romance.

But Milt's devotion to his late husband is strong, and he worries that acting on his attraction will be a betrayal.

Can they lay down their baggage and find out how redemptive love can be?

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A Harmony Ink Press Title

Mykayla’s parents’ marriage is in trouble, but they’re working on it. Unfortunately for Mykayla, that means she’s getting shipped off to Boston to spend her summer with Uncle Yushua while they work out their issues. Mykayla has issues of her own—like her confusion about her sexuality, or apparent lack of it—that she’d like to explore alongside her best friend, Xiu.The situation at her uncle’s house is weird to say the least. There’s something off about his coworkers—aside from the fact that they won’t go away.

Things go from strange to stranger when a supernatural being shows up to protect Mykayla from someone he calls the Shadow Pharaoh. Sutekhgen is a sorcerer who never made it to the afterlife, with a huge Set Beast as a companion… and the mistaken assumption that Mykayla is the reincarnation of his lost romantic partner. 

She doesn’t know what’s worse: being caught in a metaphysical conflict between ancient gods or being stuck with a pushy jerk who doesn’t know the meaning of personal boundaries.

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Former helicopter pilot Maverick Delgardo’s injuries ended his Air Force career, leaving him bitter and one drink away from becoming an alcoholic. When his sister asks for his help on a private protection case to babysit a disgraced pop star, Mav reluctantly agrees.

Deacon Daniels, onetime lead singer and idol to his teenage fans, saw his career and reputation ruined when a reporter’s exposé led to a devastating scandal. Without money or a job, a heartbroken Deacon has lost custody of his baby niece. And just when he thinks his life can’t get any worse, a stalker’s threatening messages escalate to murder.

Mav only agreed to one meeting, but his protective instincts kick in, along with an attraction to Deacon. When the body count increases, however, Mav is unsure he is up to the task of protecting Deacon from a killer. But it is too late for Mav to step away, now that he’s lost his heart, and he must find the strength to reassure Deacon and his niece that they are in safe hands no matter the cost.

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Secondo libro della serie La Volta

Terrence Moss. Conrad Harris. Gold Team Leader. Darius Hawthorne. La Volta. Fare il giocoliere con tutti questi nomi per alcuni potrebbe essere un problema, ma per Darius è la quotidianità. Quando un capitolo della sua vita si chiude, lui si lascia alle spalle un nome e le persone a esso collegate. In oltre quarant’anni è riuscito a tenersi alcuni colleghi, perfino qualche amico, ma nessun compagno. Qualcosa però sta cambiando.

Il più recente capitolo della sua esistenza si apre su uno scenario completamente diverso: una casa stabile, un’identità recuperata, una famiglia improbabile, e adesso la possibilità di incontrare di nuovo il solo uomo che Darius abbia mai amato, Efrem Lahm. I motivi della loro separazione sono ancora validi e sembra impossibile che i due possano fidarsi l’uno dell’altro. Ma Efrem ha già deciso che non lo lascerà andare… e Darius dovrà decidere se vuole mettere a rischio il suo cuore, prima che cali il giorno.

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Vertrauen in Thomas

Collars & Cuffs (Deutsch) | Buch 2

Buch 2 in der Serie – Collars & Cuffs

Weihnachten ist das Fest des Schenkens und der Nächstenliebe, doch Thomas Williams, Mitinhaber des BDSM-Clubs Collars&Cuffs, bekommt ein unerwartetes Geschenk, bei dem ihm angst und bange wird. Ein befreundeter Dom aus einem anderen Club in Manchester bittet Thomas um Hilfe bei der Rettung eines misshandelten Submissiven, Peter Nicholson. Seinem Freund zuliebe erklärt Thomas sich bereit, den jungen Mann bei sich aufzunehmen und sich um ihn zu kümmern, bis er sich wieder erholt hat. Doch er stellt klar, dass er noch nie einen Sub hatte und auch keinen will.

Peter findet sein neues Leben bei Thomas ruhig und friedlich, doch seine Vergangenheit macht es ihm schwer, wieder einem Dom sein Vertrauen zu schenken. Als Thomas sich jedoch nicht so verhält, wie Peter es erwartet, verblassen die Alpträume allmählich und er beschließt, dass er mehr über das D/s-Leben erfahren möchte. Thomas, der in der Szene als Ausbilder für Subs bekannt ist, beginnt Peter zu unterrichten. Doch als der unerfahrene Sub sich ihm öffnet, stellt Thomas fest, dass er mehr für Peter empfindet, als er sollte. Gerade, als er sich dazu entschlossen hat, Peter endlich einen festen Dom zu suchen, müssen sie erkennen, dass Peters Peiniger immer noch eine ernste Bedrohung darstellt. Angesichts der Gefahr, in der sie beide schweben, kann Thomas seine Gefühle für Peter nicht mehr verleugnen. Die Frage ist jetzt nur, ob Peter lebendig aus der Höhle des Löwen entkommen wird, sodass Thomas seinem Boy sagen kann, dass er ihn liebt.

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Mon ami Jack

Will Barter est amoureux de son ami Jack depuis toujours. Ensemble, ils ont tout partagé : leurs amours, leur vie, leurs rires et même le premier baiser de Will. Mais Jack est hétéro et l’engouement bien caché de Will le reste, jusqu’à ce que leur dernier été ensemble tire à sa fin.

En une nuit, tout change, mais entre Will qui doit se rendre à la fac de Leeds et Jack à Ibiza pour devenir DJ – le job de ses rêves –, ils n’ont plus le temps d’explorer les limites floues de leur relation. Peu après, il ne leur reste plus que des secrets, des mensonges et des malentendus.

Pendant les mois qui suivent leur séparation, la colère et la peine viennent assombrir quinze années d’amitié et Will doit puiser au fond de lui afin de se souvenir que Jack est son ami… son meilleur ami, et qu’il n’y a rien de plus important.

 

Un homme chanceux

En tant que fan de musique pur et dur, un concert dans une salle bruyante et enfumée est la définition du paradis pour l’inspecteur Danny Jones de la brigade des mœurs. Alors qu’il assiste à celui du groupe le plus populaire de tout le nord de l’Angleterre, sa vie change pour toujours quand il croise le regard de Finn McGovern, le chanteur du groupe.

Sous ses tatouages et sa veste en cuir, Finn est gentil et adorable, mais leur relation balbutiante est mise à rude épreuve quand le chanteur confie l’un de ses secrets les plus sombres à Danny. Ce dernier prend sur lui pour accepter Finn, mais très vite, les morts s’enchaînent et menacent de les séparer avant même que leur histoire ait réellement commencé.

Un monstre tue des prostituées dans le secteur de Danny. Lorsque l’une d’elles réapparaît trop près de chez lui, Danny découvre un lien tragique entre la fille et sa toute nouvelle vie avec Finn, une vie qu’il souhaite préserver à tout prix.

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Whiskey to Wine

Leaning N
Dreamspun Desires | #78

Leaning N

Love is hitting the slopes, and the competition is fierce. 

It’s Gay Ski Week in Aspen, and blind sculptor Bleu Bridey and his ex-fiancé, Dan, are at the Leaning N Ranch to unveil Bleu’s latest commission.

Former Olympic snowboarder Ryan Shields is there too… and he’s Bleu’s true love who got away. Seeing Bleu again, Ryan remembers how they couldn’t get enough of each other in college.

Too bad it looks like Bleu is with Dan now, because Ryan would love to remind Bleu how good they were together, in and out of the sheets.

Between Ski Week parties, a bunch of exes, a private ski lesson, and one terrible accident that leaves Bleu stranded and Ryan in rescue mode, it’ll be a wonder if these two manage to survive, much less find a few seconds alone to remember how much love they have to keep them warm even in the worst of storms.

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Happiness might be waiting at the end of the rainbow, but will it come with a price?

Devon’s down on his luck—he’s lost his job and discovered his boyfriend is cheating on him. His neighbor, Johnny, is not only cute, he also has a big secret: he’s a leprechaun with a pot of gold… and the ability to grant wishes.

Can Devon wish his way out of the hole he’s found himself in? He’d like a new job, some revenge on his lying ex, and maybe even love. Johnny can give him what he wants, but it won’t come for free… or in the ways Devon expects. Can he trust a sexy leprechaun to help him make a new start and wish himself into the arms of the man of his dreams?

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